Records of the Ballochney Railway Co, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Property records 1828-1835
  • Legal court case papers 1838
  • Financial records 1827-1842
  • Agreements, valuations and specification records 1827-1844
  • Proposed branch line circular correspondence 1843
  • Railway bill records 1843
  • Gauge alteration notes 1846
  • Book of reference c1830s
  • Railway schedules 1845
  • Parliamentory session book 1845-1846
  • Ballochney Railway Acts 1826-1846

Administrative / Biographical History

The Ballochney Railway Co , North Lanarkshire, Scotland, was created by the Ballochney Railway Act of 1826  but the line did not open until 1831  . It ran from the Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railwayat Kipps, North Lanarkshire, through Rawyards to Ballochney. The line was 3.5 miles long and ran on a gauge of 4 ft 6 inches, converting to the standard gauge in 1845  .

The line had a general working agreement with the Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railway , North Lanarkshire, and the Slamannan Railway , Falkirk, Scotland, where they each used the others' rolling stock. The three companies amalgamated in August 1848  to form the Monklands Railway . This company was purchased in 1862  by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway Co which in turn was taken over by the North British Railway Co in 1865  .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Loan : Mitchells, Johnston & Co : Glasgow : prior to 1966

Other Finding Aids

The archive forms part of the Scottish Railways Collection held by Glasgow University Archive Services, finding aid reference GB 248 UGD 008

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Mitchells, Johnston & Co , solicitors, Glasgow


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 008 The Scottish Railway Collection

GB 248 UGD 008/1 Records of the North British Railway Co

GB 248 UGD 008/2 Records of the Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railway

GB 248 UGD 008/4 Records of the Slamannan Railway

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J R Kellet,Railways and Victorian cities(London, 1979)

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